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F1 FP2 : Raikkonen outpaces Hamilton

Kimi Raikkonen tops the FP2 session at Montreal to keep Hamilton second and teammate Vettel third. 


Raikkonen clocked a time 1m12.935s in his second stint of the session on the ultrasoft tyres .


Initially running on the super soft tyres and leading the session for the first part Hamilton was 0.215 seconds off the Fin’s pace.


German teammate Vettel’s pace is what motivated Raikkonen to separate them with a  distance of 0.375 seconds.


Max Verstappen led the Red Bull pact but just like last time he stopped 20 minutes before the chequered flag and retired. The incident in turn 7 promoted the session to be red flagged.


It wasn’t a good afternoon for Daniel Ricciardo either as he spent majority of his time in the garage with the mechanics trying to get the power back in the Tag Heuer Renault engine.

Felipe Massa showed efforts to bring the Williams in P6 and the Indycar participant Alonso brilliantly managed a P7 on a Honda engine.


New T-wing,  barge board and tail updates allowed Esteban Ocon of Force India to gain confidence on the Canadian track. The frenchman ended up P8 before Daniil Kvyat.


From the start of the session,  Daniil Kvyat reported some tyres grip problems  and also spun a few times for the same. This made him end up in P9 before Perez.


It was the first time that Sergio Perez was outpaced by his teammate Ocon.

The Mexican too spun off struggling for grip on the cold track.  He rounded up the top 10.


Following is the classification of the session :




(Image :LAT Photographic)

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